Houston Astros 6, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 51
Played on Wednesday, May 30, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   3  6  2
HOU N    1  1  1    0  0  3    0  0  x  -   6  9  2
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Griffey rf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Kennedy 2b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Driessen 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Bench c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       6   0
Knight 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Collins lf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Geronimo cf                   4   1   2   2       0   0       5   0
Seaver p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Pastore p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DeFreites ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Auerbach ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   6   2       3   1      24   5

FIELDING - 
E: Concepcion 2 (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (10,off Niekro).
GDP: Kennedy (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno 1b                     3   1   2   3       1   0       9   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Leonard rf                    4   1   2   0       0   1       2   1
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   1       0   0       3   3
Ashby c                       4   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Landestoy 2b                  2   1   0   0       2   0       0   1
Niekro p                      3   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6   9   6       3   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Landestoy-Reynolds-Cedeno.
E: Howe (3), Landestoy (4).

BATTING - 
HR: Cedeno (4,3rd inning off Seaver 0 on 0 out).
SF: Puhl (1,off Seaver); Niekro (1,off Pastore).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Landestoy (1,2nd base off Seaver/Bench); Leonard (3,2nd base off Seaver/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver L(2-4)                 5     8   5   5   1   4   1  24
Pastore                       0.1   1   1   0   1   0   0   3
Tomlin                        1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   7
Borbon                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   6   5   3   4   1  37

Seaver faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(7-2)                 8.2   6   3   3   3   1   0  35
Sambito SV(4)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     6   3   3   3   1   0  36


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 21757


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Griffey             rf        Puhl                cf
2. Kennedy             2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Concepcion          ss        Cedeno              1b
4. Driessen            1b        Cruz                lf
5. Bench               c         Leonard             rf
6. Knight              3b        Howe                3b
7. Collins             lf        Ashby               c
8. Geronimo            cf        Landestoy           2b
9. Seaver              p         Niekro              p

REDS 1ST: Griffey popped to third in foul territory; Kennedy
reached on an error by Landestoy [Kennedy to second]; Concepcion
grounded out (first unassisted) [Kennedy to third]; Driessen
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to shortstop [Puhl to second (error by
Concepcion)]; Reynolds popped to catcher in foul territory;
Cedeno singled to right [Puhl scored]; Cruz flied out to right;
Leonard singled to right [Cedeno to third]; Howe popped to
shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (third to first); Knight walked;
Collins reached on an error by Howe [Knight out at third (right
to third), Collins to first]; Geronimo flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby singled to third; Landestoy forced Ashby
(pitcher to shortstop); Niekro singled to center [Landestoy to
third]; Puhl hit a sacrifice fly to left [Landestoy scored];
Reynolds popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 2.

REDS 3RD: Seaver grounded out (third to first); Griffey flied
out to right; Kennedy walked; Concepcion singled to left
[Kennedy to second]; Driessen flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno homered; Cruz grounded out (second to first);
Leonard struck out; Howe popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 3.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight flied
out to center; Collins struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby struck out; Landestoy walked; Landestoy stole
second; Niekro struck out; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 3.

REDS 5TH: Geronimo grounded out (pitcher to first); Seaver flied
out to center; Griffey flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to
center; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Kennedy grounded out (third to first); Concepcion
flied out to center; Driessen popped to third in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard singled to center; Leonard stole second;
Howe singled to center [Leonard scored]; PASTORE REPLACED SEAVER
(PITCHING); Ashby singled to center [Howe to third]; Landestoy
walked [Ashby to second]; Niekro hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Howe scored]; TOMLIN REPLACED PASTORE (PITCHING); Puhl flied
out to left; Reynolds reached on an error by Concepcion [Ashby
to third, Landestoy to second, Reynolds to first]; Cedeno walked
[Ashby scored (unearned), Landestoy to third, Reynolds to
second]; Cruz flied out to center; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 6.

REDS 7TH: Bench grounded out (pitcher to first); Knight flied
out to left; Collins flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Leonard flied out to center; Howe grounded out
(second to first); Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 6.

REDS 8TH: Geronimo singled to right; DEFREITES BATTED FOR
TOMLIN; DeFreites singled to third [Geronimo to second]; Griffey
walked [Geronimo to third, DeFreites to second]; Kennedy
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Geronimo scored, DeFreites to third, Griffey out at second];
Concepcion flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: BORBON REPLACED DEFREITES (PITCHING); Landestoy
grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro flied out to left;
Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 6.

REDS 9TH: Driessen flied out to left; Bench singled to center;
Knight flied out to center; Collins singled to left [Bench to
second]; Geronimo doubled to right [Bench scored, Collins
scored]; AUERBACH BATTED FOR BORBON; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Auerbach grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   6   2    6
 Astros           6   9   2    7


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